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Things to Do & See Near the Alexis Hotel in Downtown Seattle

Getting off the beaten path and discovering hidden gems is one of the wonders of travel, and the Emerald City is full of hidden gems. But how do you find those special places? Ask a local. Alexis Hotel helps you make the most of your Seattle stay by sharing our staff's favorite picks and insider tips of our favorite city in the US.

We asked our intrepid staff: If you had only two days in Seattle, what would you do? Take a peek, have some fun and Live Like a Local.

Eat & Drink
Lori Carchedi

Lori Carchedi

Catering Sales Manager

  • My favorite spot is BlueAcre Seafood with happy Hour on Saturdays and great deals.

  • A great happy hour can be found on “the Eastside” at the Pearl in downtown Bellevue.

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Lisa Suttles

Lisa Suttles

Room Service Supervisor

  • Look out over the Puget Sound in this 175-ft ferris wheel and see Alki Beach, the Olympic Mountains and the skyline.  Be sure to grab some souvenirs and fresh seafood!

  • Be sure to stop by Ivar's Acres of Clams for original fish n' chips or clam chowder before popping in to nearby shops. 

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Anthony Palmer

Anthony Palmer

Guest Services Supervisor

  • To see a different side of Seattle, head to 35 North skate shop for the best in Seattle skate gear.

  • For your adventurous side I would send you to the Seattle Bouldering Project where you can lear new hiking or clibming techniques.

Attractions & Culture
Carlo Camargo

Carlo Camargo

Bookstore Bar & Cafe Server

  • Belltown’s Local 360 is the spot for real food, grown and harvested by real folks right here in the Northwest. 

  • My perfect recipe for a great night of film comes with good food, good beer and good movies at the Central Cinema.  Happy watching!

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Judy Hartley

Judy Hartley

Director of Finance

  • Judy doesn’t just enjoy crunching numbers..she also likes to crunch tortilla chips at one of her favorite haunts, Mama’s Mexican Kitchen on 2nd Avenue in Belltown

  • Another great Mexican spot which is in Green Lake - is Rosita's.   Fresh hand made tortillas welcome you and jump start your appetite!

One of a kind
Lara Dennis

Lara Dennis

Guest Service Agent

  • Traveling with kids, or maybe just in the mood to bring out your inner child?  Just down the street in Pioneer Square is the famous Magic Mouse Toy Store, offering 6,000 square feet of fun.

  • For the best almond croissant in town - head around the block on Spring & Western Avenue to Belle Pastry. 

For more information about any of these suggestions and additional favorites, contact Alexis Hotel's concierge at (206) 624-4844.

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